Ochna arenaria De Wild. & T. Durand

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Ochna arenaria

Katanga Province, DRC
Aug 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

Ochna arenaria

On sandy soil in groups
Katanga Province, DRC
Aug 2012
Photo: Jos Stevens

Ochna arenaria

Katanga Province, DRC
Oct 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

Ochna arenaria

Katanga Province, DRC
Oct 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Synonyms: Brackenridgea arenaria (De Wild. & Dur.) N. Robson
Brackenridgea ferruginea (Engl.) Van Tiegh.
Campylochnella angustifolia (Engl. & Gilg) Van Tiegh.
Campylochnella arenaria De Wild. & Dur.) Van Tiegh
Campylochnella pungens Van Tiegh.
Campylochnella roseiflora (Engl. & Gilg) Van Tiegh.
Campylochnella thollonii Van Tiegh.
Ochna angustifolia Engl. & Gilg
Ochna bequaertii De Wild.
Ochna ferruginea Engl.
Ochna floribunda Baker
Ochna roseiflora Engl. & Gilg.
Pleuroridgea ferruginea (Engl.) Van Tiegh.
Common names:
Status: Native
Rhizomatous small shrub up to 1 m high, rarely taller, usually flowering just above ground level; bark brown, more or less rough and flaking. Leaves oblong or elliptic to oblanceolate or more rarely obovate, 4–15 cm long, veining prominent above, plane beneath; margin densely more or less curved-glandular-serrulate or more rarely entire; petiole up to 14 mm long. Flowers solitary or in clusters up to 4, often with several clusters together, at the base of current year’s shoots, appearing before the leaves; pedicels 1–2·5 cm long in fruit. Sepals pink, oblong, 5–6 mm long in flower, spreading or reflexed after flowering, becoming crimson-red, broadly oblong, 8–10 mm long, flat and spreading or reflexed in fruit. Petals obovate to narrowly oblanceolate, 6–8 mm. long, white, often tinged pink or with a pink centre line. Carpels 5–7, with styles completely united. Drupelets 6–8 mm wide, compressed.
Type location:
Notes: This species is easily distinguished when in flower by the white to pinkish flowers. When not in flower the fin-like stipules are characteristic.
Derivation of specific name: arenaria: of sandy places
Habitat: Deciduous woodland and margins of vleis, on sandy soils.
Altitude range: 915 - 1675 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, western Tanzania, Zambia,Zimbabwe and northern Namibia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,N,C,S,W
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 11 May 2016

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 598. As Brackenridgea arenaria (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 64.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 81. as Brackenridgea arenaria

Robson, N.K.B. (1963). Ochnaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 254 - 255. As Brackenridgea arenaria

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 220.

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ochna arenaria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140120, retrieved 29 November 2022

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